After previously attacking President Obama for naming “czars” (which are nothing of the sort, of course, they’re just special advisers), John McCain is now demanding that he name an “Ebola czar” to oversee the government’s response to the illness that has now spread to the United States in a very limited fashion.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday called for President Obama to nominate an Ebola “czar” to coordinate the administration’s response to the deadly virus.
“I’d like to know who’s in charge,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”…
McCain said his constituents in Arizona are “not comforted” and “need more reassurance.”
In the past, McCain had been critical of Obama’s use of so-called “czars” to name lead officials on particular matters. In 2009, McCain tweeted that Obama had “more czars than the Romanovs — who ruled Russia for 3 centuries.”The senator also said the administration should “look at” airports in West Africa as well as those in the United States.
“Americans have to be assured here,” McCain added.
You know who could oversee the whole thing? The surgeon general. Oh wait, there isn’t a surgeon general right now because Senate Republicans like McCain have refused to confirm the president’s choice for that post because the NRA threw a temper tantrum about him.